Annual Meeting Set for January 28

The Annual Workshop and Meeting of the Missouri Farmers Market Association will be Saturday, January 28, at the Missouri Armory, De Soto.

Pre-meeting options – Friday, January 27—all begin or take place at Arlington Bed & Breakfast,  207 East Main Street, De Soto

1:00 p.m.—Chartered Bus Tour ($15 per person) Cyndi Lou’s Produce (High Tunnel Growing), Big River Alpacas, Single Creek Draft Horse Farm (horse-drawn equipment, activities & making of maple syrup)

5:00 p.m.  – Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m. – Informal Board Gathering (open to the membership)

Saturday, January 28th – at the Armory, 1555 Veterans Drive, De Soto

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 –  Welcome by host market

9:15 – Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Dept of Agriculture

9:45   – How markets across the state are partnering with Extension to maximize resources

10:40 – Conflict prevention and resolution

11:30 – The Market Lady project – lessons learned

Noon – lunch

1:00 – Market of the Year/Champions of the Year

1:30 – EBT (Food stamps) – how it’s working at Missouri markets

2:30 – Open discussion of market successes & challenges in the 2011 season

3:20 – annual business meeting

4:00 – organizational board meeting (open to the membership)

Click for Registration form & lodging information

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